Spinflop Behavior and Magnetoresistance for the Fe/Gd Double Structured Multilayer Films

Y. Kamiguchi, H. Fujimori, Y. Hayakawa, K. Takanashi

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Abstract

Fe/Gd doublestructured multilayer films, composed of two different types of Fe/Gd sub-multilayers, were prepared by rf sputtering. One of the two sub-multilayers was Fe(15Å) /Gd(5Å), with the magnetization of the Fe layers dominating. The other sub-multilayer was Fe (5Å)/ Gd(15Å), in which the magnetization of the Gd layers dominates at room temperature. A definite spinflop behavior of the magnetization was observed even at room temperature and in low magnetic fields. It was also found that the spinflop resulted in a crossover of the longitudinal and transverse magneto-resistance curves. The magnetic field at which the spinflop occurs was found to decrease with increasing superstructure period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-360
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Translation Journal on Magnetics in Japan
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)

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